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non-profit org. U.S. POSTAGE

PAID

LOs angeles, CA PERMIT NO. 840

Latino Alumni Association newsletter

loyola marymount university summer 2014

commitment and advocacy:

77

Number of LAA Scholarship Recipients, 2013-14

(up to $150K total per year)

LAA Scholarship funding awarded, 2013-14

Directors for their

Thursday, November 13, 2014

2:1

$450,000

Association Board of

University match on LAA Scholarships

$6,000 - $7,500

the LMU Latino Alumni

Save the Date for the 33rd Annual Latino Alumni Association Scholarship Awards Dinner

17%

$31,246

summer edition 2014

$40,040

LAA Scholars who are transfer students

Latino Alumni Association newsletter

A special thank you to

Average cumulative undergraduate student debt

65%

Undergraduate tuition and fees, 2013-14

LAA Scholars who are first generation

Average Annual LAA Scholarship Award (renewable up to four years)

LAA Update: Let’s Talk Numbers

Alex Martin Chaves ’86, Parent ’13,

LAA Scholars by College/School

President Donald Alvarado ’77, Parent ’09, ’12 Edward Alvarado ’98

School of Film and Television = 5%

Marcela Bailey ’92 Martha de la Torre ’78 Michael Gaviña ’02, M.B.A. ’07 Jaime Jimenez ’88 Sara Mijares ’03

 A few of the LAA Scholarship Recipients at the 2013 Awards Dinner

 Ballet Folklórico de LMU performing at the 2013 Awards Dinner

The 2014 LMU LAA Esteemed Honorees Are:

Steven Navarro ’84 Felix Nuñez ’91, M.D., M.P.H. Ernesto Pantoja ’01, J.D. ’08

Los Angeles Galaxy Foundation

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Corporate Honoree for Leadership in the Community

Community Service Honoree

Armando Sosa ’88, Parent ’18

Alumni Role Model Award

Lifetime Achievement Award

Cesar Trelles

Thomas Cervantez ’86 Co-founder, Business Counsel Law Group LLP

Graciela Limón, Ph.D. ’65 Professor/Chair Emerita of LMU, Author & Activist

Elisa Vásquez ’89 Rose Yonai ’81, Parent ’10

Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering = 26% College of Communication and Fine Arts = 9% College of Business Administration = 16% Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts = 44%

5%

26% 9%

16%

463

44%

Number of LAA Scholarship Applications received, 2014-15

1,345

Number of Hispanic/Latino undergraduate students, 2013-14

scholarship initiative update: We continue to raise awareness and funds for LMU’s $100 million effort for undergraduate and graduate need-based scholarship aid. Scholarships help us attract and retain top students, as well as reduce the burden of college-loan debt. Gifts in support of the LAA Scholarship are included in LMU’s Scholarship Initiative. Be the change, give today! give.lmu.edu/scholarships


The LAA Scholarship is possible because of the following generous sponsors and corporate partners.

Meet the LMU Latino Alumni Association

Year In Review

The LMU Latino Alumni Association is an extended family of more than 8,000 alumni, 1,300 current students, 77 scholarship recipients, friends, donors, parents, corporate sponsors and partners. We are a community that supports LMU Lions in their pursuit of a higher education and an extended network for our alumni and community partners.

Thank you for your continued support.

Armando Sosa ’88

Presidential Sponsors

Bank of America Edison International Gilbert & Jacki Cisneros Foundation Lumina Foundation Parking Company of America Wallis Foundation Gold Sponsors Curacao Entravision Communications Corporation

 Alumni BBQ, Sept, 2013: Alumni and their families were invited back to campus for the 59th Annual LMU Alumni BBQ. Our fantastic alumni volunteers poured slushy margaritas at the Latino Alumni Association Booth, while friends and families posed for fun photos just feet away.

 LAA Scholarship Awards Dinner, Nov. 2013: The Latino Alumni Association celebrated its 32nd Annual Scholarship Awards Dinner at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. The evening attracted more than 320 guests and generated more than $106K for scholarship support. Our exceptional scholarship recipients and the following esteemed honorees were recognized: AltaMed Health Services, Corporate Honoree for Service in the Latino Community, committed $25K for scholarships benefiting Latino students in the Health and Medical field; PIH Health, Community Service Honoree; Frank Alvarez ’74, current member of the Lumina Foundation and former president and CEO of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, as the Role Model Honoree; and Pamela Gonzalez ’14, Psychology and Elementary Education major, presented with the Donald P. Merrifield, S.J. Scholarship.

Contributing Sponsors Alvarado Consulting Inc. Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Proskauer Rose LLP

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“LAA is a strong vibrant organization that engages graduates through mind, body and soul for the betterment of Latino’s, both at LMU and in the workforce. They are the bridge between the student and professional. I am involved to repay those who assisted me in achieving my goals and to advance Latino students/alums to the next level, socially and spiritually. Fun fact… I love gardening.”

Alejandro Parras ’15 Marketing Major LAA Scholarship Recipient

 Dia de Reconocimiento, Latino Graduation, May 2014: Felicidades! Congratulations to the LMU Class of 2014 and welcome to the LMU Alumni Familia! The Latino graduation is a special, intimate event for graduating students and their families. A bilingual service and program allows the entire family to share in the celebration, hosted by the LMU Chicano/Latino Student Services Office.

 LAA Student-Alumni Mixer, April 2014: In its 16th year, the Latino Alumni Association continues to partner with the Admissions’ Office Latino Overnight Program to engage current and prospective students, as well as alumni. More than 270 guests attended this networking event.

LAA Scholarship Recipients 2013-14 Accomplishments Academic Awards Convocation Pamela Gonzalez ’14, Presidential Citation Sandie Villanueva ’14, Presidential Citation Student Service & Leadership Awards Pamela Gonzalez ’14, Robert Graham, S.J. Award Sierra Hegle ’16, Dr. Renée L. Harrangue Award Cecilia Ramirez ’16, Dr. Renée L. Harrangue Award Lucia Ramirez ’15, Alfred Kilp, S.J. Award Chicano Latino Student Services Awards Gilberto Corona ’14, Cesar Chavez Community & Service Leadership Award Luis Gamez ’14, Robert Noyce Scholar

Christina Leibscher ’96 English Major LAA Class Captain “I’m involved with LAA because of its impact on the lives of Latino students, making their dreams of attending college tangible. I moved from Brazil to LA without speaking English; 4 years later I was admitted to LMU. I’m forever grateful! Fun fact… I’m a big coffee drinker (a true Brazilian!).”

J. David Llanos ’14, Paulo Freire Academic Excellence Harvard Latino Leadership Initiative Stephanie Garcia ’14 Pamela Gonzalez ’14 Carolyn Herrera ’14 Sandie Villanueva ’14 Research Symposium, Presenters Juan Carrillo ’16 Carlos Cruz ’16 Pamela Gonzalez ’14 Jacqueline Nolasco ’15 Carolina Nunez ’15 Alyssa Perez ’15 Lizbeth Rojas Sanchez ’16

“LAA can be summed up in one word: opportunity. LAA has provided me with the financial means to continue my education, an alumni network to support my career goals, and experiences, such as the Latino Leadership Initiative, which has helped me develop my skills and aspirations. Fun fact… I am a proud member of Beta Gamma Sigma, Business Honor Fraternity. In the photo, I am posing with one of the coordinators of the Latino Leadership Initiative at Harvard.”

Eduardo Gutierrez ’15 Sociology Major LAA Scholarship Recipient “LMU has always been my dream school, and during the application process, I realized LMU was the only school for me. Receiving the LAA scholarship made college possible and motivates me to work and study hard. LAA provides me with the financial and communal support I need to earn my degree and pursue my professional goals. Fun fact… I am studying abroad in Bonn Germany this fall. So exciting!! In the photo, I’m volunteering with Latino Student Union and Creare Service Organization at LMU’s Fright Night.”

• Anatolia Etcheverry de Gaviña Annual Scholarship • Argelia Atilano Annual Scholarship • Celia Margaret Gonzales Torres Memorial Endowed Scholarship • Donald and Michele Alvarado Family Annual Scholarship • Edison International Annual Scholarship • Jesus L. Legaspi Annual

Mariana Ugalde ’17

Silver Sponsors League of California Cities Latino Caucus Popular Community Bank NRG Energy Union Bank Bronze Sponsors City National Bank El Clasificado F. Gaviña & Sons Graphic Electric Inc. Laborers’ Local 300 Los Angeles County Hispanic Managers Association Molina Healthcare, Inc. Paladin Capital Group Perkins Coie LLP Porto’s Bakery PIH Health PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary The Walt Disney Company

Accounting Major; Parent ’18 LAA Board Member

We are grateful to those individuals, families and organizations that have established named annual and endowed scholarships in partnership with LAA. The following will be awarded during the 2014-15 academic year:

Political Science Major LAA Scholarship Recipient “The Latino Alumni Association has helped me achieve my biggest dream since coming to the United States: pursuing a higher education. LMU is a dream come true and I challenge myself in every aspect of my life to maximize that opportunity. Fun fact… I am a member of the LMU Women’s Rowing Team (as the coxswain, I am the member who sits in the stern facing the bow, steers the boat, and coordinates the power and rhythm of the rowers… that’s me holding the trophy!).”

Scholarship • LMU Latino Alumni Association Annual Scholarship • LMU Latino Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship • Rose Acosta Yonai and John Yonai Annual Scholarship • Salinas Family Annual Scholarship • SOL Annual Scholarship

STAY CONNECTED 310.338.7529

laa@lmu.edu

Upcoming Event:

www.lmu.edu/laa

LMU LAA @ L.A. Galaxy Game Sat., Sept., 20, vs. FC Dallas

Volunteers Needed! Scholarship Selection Review March 2015 – contact LAA Office

LMU Latino Alumni Association

Cynthia Gonzalez, Director of Development Latino Alumni Association & Scholarship Initiatives can be reached at: 310.338.5878 or at cynthia.gonzalez@lmu.edu

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The LAA Scholarship is possible because of the following generous sponsors and corporate partners.

Meet the LMU Latino Alumni Association

Year In Review

The LMU Latino Alumni Association is an extended family of more than 8,000 alumni, 1,300 current students, 77 scholarship recipients, friends, donors, parents, corporate sponsors and partners. We are a community that supports LMU Lions in their pursuit of a higher education and an extended network for our alumni and community partners.

Thank you for your continued support.

Armando Sosa ’88

Presidential Sponsors

Bank of America Edison International Gilbert & Jacki Cisneros Foundation Lumina Foundation Parking Company of America Wallis Foundation Gold Sponsors Curacao Entravision Communications Corporation

 Alumni BBQ, Sept, 2013: Alumni and their families were invited back to campus for the 59th Annual LMU Alumni BBQ. Our fantastic alumni volunteers poured slushy margaritas at the Latino Alumni Association Booth, while friends and families posed for fun photos just feet away.

 LAA Scholarship Awards Dinner, Nov. 2013: The Latino Alumni Association celebrated its 32nd Annual Scholarship Awards Dinner at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. The evening attracted more than 320 guests and generated more than $106K for scholarship support. Our exceptional scholarship recipients and the following esteemed honorees were recognized: AltaMed Health Services, Corporate Honoree for Service in the Latino Community, committed $25K for scholarships benefiting Latino students in the Health and Medical field; PIH Health, Community Service Honoree; Frank Alvarez ’74, current member of the Lumina Foundation and former president and CEO of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, as the Role Model Honoree; and Pamela Gonzalez ’14, Psychology and Elementary Education major, presented with the Donald P. Merrifield, S.J. Scholarship.

Contributing Sponsors Alvarado Consulting Inc. Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Proskauer Rose LLP

2 LAA newsletter

“LAA is a strong vibrant organization that engages graduates through mind, body and soul for the betterment of Latino’s, both at LMU and in the workforce. They are the bridge between the student and professional. I am involved to repay those who assisted me in achieving my goals and to advance Latino students/alums to the next level, socially and spiritually. Fun fact… I love gardening.”

Alejandro Parras ’15 Marketing Major LAA Scholarship Recipient

 Dia de Reconocimiento, Latino Graduation, May 2014: Felicidades! Congratulations to the LMU Class of 2014 and welcome to the LMU Alumni Familia! The Latino graduation is a special, intimate event for graduating students and their families. A bilingual service and program allows the entire family to share in the celebration, hosted by the LMU Chicano/Latino Student Services Office.

 LAA Student-Alumni Mixer, April 2014: In its 16th year, the Latino Alumni Association continues to partner with the Admissions’ Office Latino Overnight Program to engage current and prospective students, as well as alumni. More than 270 guests attended this networking event.

LAA Scholarship Recipients 2013-14 Accomplishments Academic Awards Convocation Pamela Gonzalez ’14, Presidential Citation Sandie Villanueva ’14, Presidential Citation Student Service & Leadership Awards Pamela Gonzalez ’14, Robert Graham, S.J. Award Sierra Hegle ’16, Dr. Renée L. Harrangue Award Cecilia Ramirez ’16, Dr. Renée L. Harrangue Award Lucia Ramirez ’15, Alfred Kilp, S.J. Award Chicano Latino Student Services Awards Gilberto Corona ’14, Cesar Chavez Community & Service Leadership Award Luis Gamez ’14, Robert Noyce Scholar

Christina Leibscher ’96 English Major LAA Class Captain “I’m involved with LAA because of its impact on the lives of Latino students, making their dreams of attending college tangible. I moved from Brazil to LA without speaking English; 4 years later I was admitted to LMU. I’m forever grateful! Fun fact… I’m a big coffee drinker (a true Brazilian!).”

J. David Llanos ’14, Paulo Freire Academic Excellence Harvard Latino Leadership Initiative Stephanie Garcia ’14 Pamela Gonzalez ’14 Carolyn Herrera ’14 Sandie Villanueva ’14 Research Symposium, Presenters Juan Carrillo ’16 Carlos Cruz ’16 Pamela Gonzalez ’14 Jacqueline Nolasco ’15 Carolina Nunez ’15 Alyssa Perez ’15 Lizbeth Rojas Sanchez ’16

“LAA can be summed up in one word: opportunity. LAA has provided me with the financial means to continue my education, an alumni network to support my career goals, and experiences, such as the Latino Leadership Initiative, which has helped me develop my skills and aspirations. Fun fact… I am a proud member of Beta Gamma Sigma, Business Honor Fraternity. In the photo, I am posing with one of the coordinators of the Latino Leadership Initiative at Harvard.”

Eduardo Gutierrez ’15 Sociology Major LAA Scholarship Recipient “LMU has always been my dream school, and during the application process, I realized LMU was the only school for me. Receiving the LAA scholarship made college possible and motivates me to work and study hard. LAA provides me with the financial and communal support I need to earn my degree and pursue my professional goals. Fun fact… I am studying abroad in Bonn Germany this fall. So exciting!! In the photo, I’m volunteering with Latino Student Union and Creare Service Organization at LMU’s Fright Night.”

• Anatolia Etcheverry de Gaviña Annual Scholarship • Argelia Atilano Annual Scholarship • Celia Margaret Gonzales Torres Memorial Endowed Scholarship • Donald and Michele Alvarado Family Annual Scholarship • Edison International Annual Scholarship • Jesus L. Legaspi Annual

Mariana Ugalde ’17

Silver Sponsors League of California Cities Latino Caucus Popular Community Bank NRG Energy Union Bank Bronze Sponsors City National Bank El Clasificado F. Gaviña & Sons Graphic Electric Inc. Laborers’ Local 300 Los Angeles County Hispanic Managers Association Molina Healthcare, Inc. Paladin Capital Group Perkins Coie LLP Porto’s Bakery PIH Health PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary The Walt Disney Company

Accounting Major; Parent ’18 LAA Board Member

We are grateful to those individuals, families and organizations that have established named annual and endowed scholarships in partnership with LAA. The following will be awarded during the 2014-15 academic year:

Political Science Major LAA Scholarship Recipient “The Latino Alumni Association has helped me achieve my biggest dream since coming to the United States: pursuing a higher education. LMU is a dream come true and I challenge myself in every aspect of my life to maximize that opportunity. Fun fact… I am a member of the LMU Women’s Rowing Team (as the coxswain, I am the member who sits in the stern facing the bow, steers the boat, and coordinates the power and rhythm of the rowers… that’s me holding the trophy!).”

Scholarship • LMU Latino Alumni Association Annual Scholarship • LMU Latino Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship • Rose Acosta Yonai and John Yonai Annual Scholarship • Salinas Family Annual Scholarship • SOL Annual Scholarship

STAY CONNECTED 310.338.7529

laa@lmu.edu

Upcoming Event:

www.lmu.edu/laa

LMU LAA @ L.A. Galaxy Game Sat., Sept., 20, vs. FC Dallas

Volunteers Needed! Scholarship Selection Review March 2015 – contact LAA Office

LMU Latino Alumni Association

Cynthia Gonzalez, Director of Development Latino Alumni Association & Scholarship Initiatives can be reached at: 310.338.5878 or at cynthia.gonzalez@lmu.edu

Summer 2014 3


non-profit org. U.S. POSTAGE

PAID

LOs angeles, CA PERMIT NO. 840

Latino Alumni Association newsletter

loyola marymount university summer 2014

commitment and advocacy:

77

Number of LAA Scholarship Recipients, 2013-14

(up to $150K total per year)

LAA Scholarship funding awarded, 2013-14

Directors for their

Thursday, November 13, 2014

2:1

$450,000

Association Board of

University match on LAA Scholarships

$6,000 - $7,500

the LMU Latino Alumni

Save the Date for the 33rd Annual Latino Alumni Association Scholarship Awards Dinner

17%

$31,246

summer edition 2014

$40,040

LAA Scholars who are transfer students

Latino Alumni Association newsletter

A special thank you to

Average cumulative undergraduate student debt

65%

Undergraduate tuition and fees, 2013-14

LAA Scholars who are first generation

Average Annual LAA Scholarship Award (renewable up to four years)

LAA Update: Let’s Talk Numbers

Alex Martin Chaves ’86, Parent ’13,

LAA Scholars by College/School

President Donald Alvarado ’77, Parent ’09, ’12 Edward Alvarado ’98

School of Film and Television = 5%

Marcela Bailey ’92 Martha de la Torre ’78 Michael Gaviña ’02, M.B.A. ’07 Jaime Jimenez ’88 Sara Mijares ’03

 A few of the LAA Scholarship Recipients at the 2013 Awards Dinner

 Ballet Folklórico de LMU performing at the 2013 Awards Dinner

The 2014 LMU LAA Esteemed Honorees Are:

Steven Navarro ’84 Felix Nuñez ’91, M.D., M.P.H. Ernesto Pantoja ’01, J.D. ’08

Los Angeles Galaxy Foundation

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Corporate Honoree for Leadership in the Community

Community Service Honoree

Armando Sosa ’88, Parent ’18

Alumni Role Model Award

Lifetime Achievement Award

Cesar Trelles

Thomas Cervantez ’86 Co-founder, Business Counsel Law Group LLP

Graciela Limón, Ph.D. ’65 Professor/Chair Emerita of LMU, Author & Activist

Elisa Vásquez ’89 Rose Yonai ’81, Parent ’10

Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering = 26% College of Communication and Fine Arts = 9% College of Business Administration = 16% Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts = 44%

5%

26% 9%

16%

463

44%

Number of LAA Scholarship Applications received, 2014-15

1,345

Number of Hispanic/Latino undergraduate students, 2013-14

scholarship initiative update: We continue to raise awareness and funds for LMU’s $100 million effort for undergraduate and graduate need-based scholarship aid. Scholarships help us attract and retain top students, as well as reduce the burden of college-loan debt. Gifts in support of the LAA Scholarship are included in LMU’s Scholarship Initiative. Be the change, give today! give.lmu.edu/scholarships

LMU Latino Alumni Association Newsletter